A very attractive & neatly ink signed autograph J. On the front bottom edge of the matt.
The autograph is in the hand of J. Heron Foster & it is guaranteed entirely original in all respects. We do not know what his rank was when this photo was taken. He probably was a Colonel at the time the photo was taken.
But, we are not certain. The back has the photographer's marking R. Addis, Photographer, McClees' Gallery, 308 Penna. This cdv is one part of a 98 piece collection of cdv photos that was formed during the Civil War and slightly after by General George Hampden Crosman & his wife.The Crosman album contained a number of scarce & elusive cdvs of Union generals as well as a number of cdvs of Union generals with original autographs. This cdv measures 4 inches tall by 2 3/8 inches wide. There is some minor edge wear to the matt & there is a crease at the bottom right corner of the matt. There is a 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch surface scuff off of the paper at the extreme bottom left corner on the back of the matt.
Our inventory number of this item is #5857. Is an estimate and the actual cost may differ. Heron Foster The Pittsburgh Dispatch was established on 8 February 1846 by Col J. It was the first penny paper published in western Pennsylvania, initially comprising only four pages.
The paper was almost unique in the industry for being profitable almost from the very beginning despite being started during an economic recession. Foster was a strong opponent to slavery in the United States and, having determined that the local market thought similarly lent an abolitionist tone to the paper. He was also a strong supporter of woman suffrage.His daughter Rachel Foster Avery became a prominent worker in the National Woman Suffrage Association. He hired a woman to work in the newsroom and invited the protesting men to leave if they did not wish to work alongside her. Initially Foster acted not only as business manager and financier of the paper, but wrote extensively in it as well, even producing the copy on a hand press. In 1847 Foster brought in a partner, RC Fleeson and the firm changed names to Foster & Fleeson. At the outbreak of the American Civil War Foster joined the Army, but production of the paper continued. The paper had become successful due to its independent approach to the news and in-depth court reporting. The item "1860s COL J FOSTER 13TH PA VOL SIGNED CIVIL WAR CDV PHOTO, ABOLITION, SUFFRAGE" is in sale since Tuesday, October 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\CDVs". The seller is "imajgin" and is located in Lampeter, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.